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Commercializing Womens Bodies - Illustration by Marah Al Houjairy
13.06.2024 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

Commercializing Women's Bodies: Exploitative Marketing and the Violation of Gender Justice

This article explores how universalized workplace dress codes contribute to the commodification of women’s bodies and perpetuate oppressive systems.


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The Shadows of Colonial Legacy
06.06.2024 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

The Shadows of Colonial Legacy: A Quest for Economic Autonomy Under Authoritarian Regimes

This article examines the persistent struggles that women have endured in pursuit of economic and political empowerment, with attention to the...


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No Right to Bodily Autonomy - Illustration
30.05.2024 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

No Right to Bodily Autonomy Without Social Justice and Liberation

The article asserts that bodily autonomy cannot be fully realized without addressing systemic issues like gender discrimination, capitalism, and...


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FES Unidentifying - Illustration
23.05.2024 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

Navigating Guilt? An Intersectional Feminist Lens on the Fragility of the Concept of Germanness

This contribution discusses how German history and identity have shaped the country’s moral orientation toward Israel. There is insufficient space...


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FES Weaponizing the Women - Illustration
16.05.2024 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

The Womb as a Weapon in Palestine

The article examines the systematic violence against Palestinian women's reproductive health and sexuality, depicting the womb as both a target of...


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Illustration by Christina Atik
07.03.2024 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

Beyond Victimhood: Migrant Domestic Workers Reshaping Labor Justice

This article highlights the ongoing struggles of migrant domestic workers, focusing on their grassroots organizing efforts, particularly in Lebanon....


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Political Feminism and the Case of Palestine
30.11.2023 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

Political Feminism and the Case of Palestine

This article aims to examine the depoliticization of feminist movements with a specific focus on Palestine and highlight how and why Palestinian...


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Female Agricultural Workers
06.11.2023 | Feminist Economics | Blog

Just Transition for Female Agricultural Workers

This article discusses the status of female agricultural workers in the Arab world, examining the challenges they encounter as a result of climate...


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Embracing Ecofeminism: Shifting the Focus to a Life-Centered Economy
17.10.2023 | Feminist Economics | Blog

Embracing Ecofeminism: Shifting the Focus to a Life-Centered Economy

The article emphasizes the need for a shift towards a life-centered economy that embraces the principles of ecofeminism and prioritizes gender...


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In the Mood for Love
22.09.2023 | Feminist Economics | Blog

In the Mood for Love: Towards a Gender, Environmental and Social Revolution

This article is a call to action. A call to Love. Radically. Open your heart and as you read through, allow yourself to feel through.


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Feminism and Green Anarchism
14.09.2023 | Feminist Economics | Blog

Feminism and Green Anarchism

Creating small, anarcho-communities with diverse tree-rich lands, where lifelong use is practiced instead of ownership, offers the most effective...


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Extractivism, Gender Inequality, and Queer Marginalization in Morocco
11.09.2023 | Feminist Economics | Blog

Extractivism, Gender Inequality, and Queer Marginalization in Morocco

This article explores the impact of extractivism in Morocco, focusing on gender inequality and the marginalization of queer individuals. It explores...


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Hind Hamdan
03.08.2023 | Feminist Economics | Blog

The IMF and Gender Equality in MENA: The Never Traveled Road

This article unpacks the effects of IMF policies on gender equality as a whole, with a particular focus on unpaid and underpaid labor.


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 illustration by Sasha Haddad
27.07.2023 | Feminist Economics | Blog

IFIs and Social Protection: Gender Equality in Limbo

By promoting austerity, shrinking fiscal spaces, imposing the "cascade approach", and shaping development paradigms, IFIs undermine social protection...


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11.07.2023 | Feminist Economics | Blog

Gendered implications of austerity on the education of girls

This article explores the gendered implications of gender-blind structural adjustment programs (SAP) on the education of girls and vulnerable groups...


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03.07.2023 | Feminist Economics | Blog

The impacts of IFIs on feminist movements in the global south/MENA

This article sheds light on the neoliberal interventions led by IFIs and their relevance to feminist activism and action in the MENA region.


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Illustration by Christina Atik
06.03.2023 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

The Ongoing Struggle for Bread and Roses

This article revisits the History of Women’s Day in the world and the MENA region and calls for the re-politicization of IWD.


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Illustration by Christina Atik
20.02.2023 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

How Consumer Patriarchy Succeeds in Fooling us Every Time

Whenever I grow tired of the heated Twitter discussions, I flee to Instagram to hide there for a while.


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Illustration by Christina Atik
30.01.2023 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

Authoritarianism and Bodily Autonomy: The case of Iran

Looking at the Iranian revolution, this article explores the links between bodily autonomy and authoritarianism from a feminist perspective.


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Illustration by Christina Atik
19.01.2023 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

Personal Choice in Climate and Environmental Justice

Personal choice is problematic in climate justice but relevant to environmental justice. Away from the individual vs. structural dichotomic discourse,...


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24.11.2022 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

Feminism and Economic Justice

Feminism is closely linked to economic justice; both are against discrimination, exploitation and marginalisation. Economic justice cannot be achieved...


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illustration by Christina Atik
01.11.2022 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

The Dark Passages of Feminism For A Migrant Domestic Worker

Viany De Marceau wrote "The Dark Passages of Feminism For A Migrant Domestic Worker" as a cry against the kafala system, and a message to other...


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 Illustration by Christina Atik
17.10.2022 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

Militarism: Necessity or Glorified Toxic Masculinity?

Feminism offers an opportunity to break-free from the glorification of militarism that is driven by patriarchal culture and to truly usher the way...


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07.10.2022 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

Migration as a Feminist Issue

This article sheds light on issues of migration and asylum. It highlights the violent policies associated with them from an anti-border feminist...


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Protesting violence against women - Photo: CLAUDIO CRUZ / AFP
29.08.2022 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

What’s so feminist about feminist foreign and development policies?

Adopting feminist foreign and development policies is becoming a trend in many Global North countries, sparking questions around the co-optation of...


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21.07.2022 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

Young Feminist Dynamics, New Stakes

Since their inception in the mid-eighties, and for over more than two decades, Moroccan feminist organizations have been instrumental in advocating...


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10.06.2022 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

How women in the Global South reclaim feminism

Women protest denouncing the violence that took place against them at an earlier protest against the military in Sudan.


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01.06.2022 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

Youth Initiatives in Egypt Defy Patriarchy Unconventionally

“I staged a sit-in at home. I hung up posters around the apartment to challenge my parents who would not let me head to Maydan”, recounts a woman in...


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26.05.2022 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

From Margin to Centre: Feminist Blogging as Political Practice

This piece explores the ways in which feminist blogging has the potential of re-politicizing feminist movements and offers an overview of the...


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Young Feminist Movements and Funding
09.05.2022 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

Young Feminist Movements and Funding

Disrupting societal customs and perceptions that legitimize, promote, and conceal violence against women is one of the many goals we seek to...


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15.04.2022 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

Challenging Impostor Feminism in Lebanon

This article takes a critical look at the manifestation of “impostor feminism” in Lebanon today, a form of self-attributed feminism that shies away...


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| Feminist Economics | Blog

Capitalist Patriarchal Nightmare, Ecofeminist Awakening

We must dismantle capitalist patriarchy that thrives on exploiting women and nature to attain a socially and environmentally just future. By Farah...


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| Repoliticising Feminism | Blog

Smashing the Patriarchy & Co: How Arab Feminists are Re-politicizing their Movement

This essay explores the ways in which Arab feminists are re-politicizing their movement and offers an overview of the strategies that are currently...


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Illustration by Rawand Issa
| The Future of Work | Blog

The Future of Work is now

A feminist perspective from the Middle East and North Africa on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. By Farah Daibes


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| The Future of Work | Blog

The Last Daycare Standing

Will childcare services in Jordan survive COVID-19? By Sahar Aloul


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| The Future of Work | Blog

Women's Care Burden Has to be Recognised

How Middle East & North Africa lockdown policies ignore unequal relations of power in households. By Yara Tarabulsi & Lina Abou-Habib.


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| The Future of Work | Blog

The Future of Work is here: A regional feminist perspective on the effects of COVID-19

In recent years, world leaders, economists, business owners, and tech giants have been discussing how the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution will...


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Illustration by Amy Chianara
| Gender Justice | Blog

Family Laws in the MENA Region A Tool for Subordination

Farah Daibes expertly summarizes a study that dives deep into the origins of Family Laws in the MENA Region and the recent amendments made...


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